Financial Help For Disabled Mothers
The economic status of many disabled single mothers is very bad. It doesn’t mean that they have to lead
miserable lives through out their lives. Help from different sources are available. If your disability occurred
while you were an employee, your employer will help you a lot. If you were not an employee and there is no employer
to help you, there are other sources you can turn to for financial help.
If your disability is not so severe, you might be able to do some light work to earn some money. Your employer
will surely help you to reschedule your working hours and change your working conditions. You may even be allowed
to work from your home. If these things are not at all possible, you can approach organizations that help disabled
people to find jobs.
Another option is to enquire at the office of the state’s vocational rehabilitation agency for training
possibilities to qualify you to get a job suited for your disability. Another agency you can approach for job
training and job opportunities is Job Accommodation
Network. If you find that you can’t work in any capacity as a result of your total disability, you can look for
other ways to get financial support.
If you are under 65 and are totally disabled, you are eligible for Supplementary Security Income. Contact the
local office of Social Security or visit its website for more information and apply for aid. Another government
agency you can turn to for economic aid is the state’s Department of Human Services.
It might provide you with financial support, food and other aids. There are many charitable institutions that
help disabled people. You can take their help if nothing else works for you. Easter Seals is one such charity which
provides job training and other charitable aids. If you search on the internet, you will find many more charitable
organizations in your locality that are ready to help people in distress.
The local office of United Way will help you to contact charitable societies in your area. There are federal
grants for disabled people and to locate a suitable grant for you, look under the heading ‘financial assistance for single
It is not an easy task to find financial help for a disabled single mother as there are many forms to be filled
up and may people to talk to. But it shouldn’t discourage you from searching for it. Go on trying to get the help
you deserve and you will get it eventually.